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Episode 560 - Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang

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Release Date: 12/07/2020

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Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang is a martial arts practitioner, instructor, and founder at Yang's Martial Arts Academy (YMAA).

The taller the growth, the lower you bow. The more you learn, the more you should be humble. 

Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang - Episode 560

There aren't many guests here in the show who grew up in uniquely difficult situations and our guest is one of them. Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang grew up in wartime where 15 year-olds like him at the time were required to learn martial arts and conditioned to fight whenever required. Later on in his life, Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang found himself studying PhD in America where he started his first martial arts school in the 80s. Presently, he has written over 30 books about Taichi and healing. Listen as he tells us about his books, movies, and Star Wars!

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You can find out more about Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang by going to their website